A loan of $400 helped to buy cement, sand, gravel and bricks to cement the floor and build bannisters in the home.

Karina Beatriz's story

Karina, age 19, lives in her mother-in-law's home with her little 5-year-old daughter. Karina works hard every day to provide her daughter with better living conditions. Karina's partner emigrated a few years ago to another country in search of better living conditions. Unfortunately, their income does not cover their living costs. Because of this, Karina has been able to establish a small business where she sells pupusas [a thick corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, fried pork rind, chicken, or refried beans] and drinks. Karina wants to improve the living conditions of herself and her family, so she is requesting this loan from FUSAI. She will invest in improving the floor and building bannisters. For this, she needs to buy materials like cement, sand, gravel, and bricks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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